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Maundy Thursday in Spain

Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus Christ’s institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper, which is described in the Christian bible. The day is also known as Passion Thursday, Paschal Thursday or Sheer (or Shere) Thursday. It is the day before Good Friday and occurs during Holy Week.

Is Maundy Thursday a Public Holiday?

Maundy Thursday is a public holiday in 16 states, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Stained Glass of the Last Supper

Maundy Thursday remembers Jesus Christ's institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper.

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About Maundy Thursday

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Maundy Thursday Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015ThuApr 2Maundy ThursdayCommon local holiday15 states
2016ThuMar 24Maundy ThursdayCommon local holiday15 states
2017ThuApr 13Maundy ThursdayCommon local holiday15 states
2018ThuMar 29Maundy ThursdayCommon local holiday16 states
2019ThuApr 18Maundy ThursdayCommon local holiday16 states
2020ThuApr 9Maundy ThursdayCommon local holiday16 states
2021ThuApr 1Maundy ThursdayCommon local holiday16 states
2022ThuApr 14Maundy ThursdayCommon local holiday16 states
2023ThuApr 6Maundy ThursdayCommon local holiday16 states
2024ThuMar 28Maundy ThursdayCommon local holiday16 states
2025ThuApr 17Maundy ThursdayCommon local holiday16 states

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